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Replace oven light for GE over the counter model JVM1870CF02

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SOURCE: microwave stopped nothing works fan lights buttons over counter ge spacemaker model jvm1630

A microwave can be dead for many reasons.

If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout (TCO) / thermal fuse on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.

If it goes dead for a while during or after cooking then comes back on, the magnetron is probably overheating and causing the magnetron thermostat to open.

Then when it cools, it closes the circuit and allows power through again.

When checking thermostats, if it has a hood fan thermostat, that should read open, as opposed to the others, which should read closed.

If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.

If it goes dead or blows the breaker when you plug it in or open or close the door, then there's a problem with a door switch or door switch mount.

If it's intermittent or random, it may be a bad connection, usually on the control board or a loose fuse holder, or even an intermittent fuse.

You should do a continuity test on the fuse while it's in the holder (with the microwave unplugged, of course) then turn the fuse by hand or take it out and

put it back in, then test it again.

If you remove the fuse, then press the meter leads against the ends, it can allow internal contact to be made and make a bad fuse appear to be good.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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What kind of microwave oven is this? A counter-top model or an over-the-range microwave? Do you have a brand and model number? And which light bulb do you want to replace - the cavity light bulb, or the bottom light(s) of an OTR microwave?

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That exact model number is not showing up, so you may want to check the tag on or in the unit and look here for parts.
Most of the models in this class of ovens were not really made to be serviced, so GE only makes the turntable parts available.
It also sounds like your bulb is an assembly - the socket and bulb and one piece.
So your local appliance parts store should have a generic replacement for it. You should take the bulb.
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Theoretically JVM1400-series microwaves (XL1400 is a meaningless number they put on the ovens) can be used on a counter top, but it's really not safe because it has no feet, and it may slide and fall off the counter.

Also, it will probably not set level on a counter.

You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

If you need mounting hardware or other parts, you can get them by by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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Remove the screw from the lens cover and open lens. Turn light bulb counter clockwise and remove. Repeat this on other side. The bulbs or 40W appliance bulbs. Take the old one with you to hardware store to match it up. Reverse your steps to put new ones in.

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with cord unplugged you can remove the main control panel and access to it

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Replace the light bulb, if that is not enough , check contact to lamp holder.

If microwave is not working at all, check also door switch , fuse, and control panel.

All locations, and description of this parts can be located using the diagram here: Counter top.

Parts must be tested to find out what is wrong.

Remember that microwaves are potentially dangerous devices if not repaired properly, the job must be done by a competent person.
A microwave energy leakage test must always be performed when the oven is serviced for any reason.

Regarding parts, contact the seller here to purchase parts. (here in UK).

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Chances are that's a bad connection on the control board, which we repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in most cases in about a week or so.

But for a common counter top microwave such as this, if it's out of warranty, it would probably be more economical to replace it.

If it's less than one year old, it would be fully covered under warranty. I'd suggest contacting the manufacturer to get it fixed free.

GE Customer Service is here.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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Remove and replace the Magnatron bulb. Though It may cost more that the machine is worth.

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Are you sure yours might be economical to repair? What's wrong with it?

Please write back with more details if you need further help.

GE Customer Service should be able to take your current model and recommend comparable replacements. Contact them here.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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